Isn't relasing perfect demo on steam (or anywhere else) and then polishing up the rest of the script for full release a viable solution?
Or are there some certain legal issues that prevent such release?
IIRC Recettear demo came out months before official release.
About two months, I think. Some of the delay between demo and release may have been in trying to get a distributor.
I'm guessing that the plot point clarification is
in the bit to be demoed. That, and considering the ways the early Recettear
demo could be broken by unexpected player obsession (also bugged critter damage, which would probably be rather more noticeable in Chantelise
), releasing a Perfect Demo might be really important
in CF's minds.